Transport authorities are mulling the reopening of the section of the Athens tram network that runs between the neighborhood of Neos Kosmos and downtown Syntagma Square which was suspended last October amid concerns that the ground beneath the tracks was at risk of subsiding.
According to officials, fears about the potential risks were exaggerated.
Service between Syntagma and the Acropolis station on the Athens metro has resumed as bomb disposal experts gave the all clear after examining a "suspicious" suitcase.
The abandoned suitcase was spotted at the Acropolis metro station earlier in the day, prompting metro authorities to close the station and call in bomb experts to assess the situation.
Authorities suspended Athens metro services on the section between Acropolis and Syntagma stations on Tuesday due to a suitcase at the former station that was deemed to be suspicious.
Officers of the Greek Police's bomb disposal unit were dispatched to the scene.
Services were suspended shortly before 3 p.m.
Athens' so-called "commercial triangle," an area between Syntagma, Monastiraki and Omonia squares, is arguably one of the most happening parts of the Greek capital right now. Every one of its narrow streets, every building, is a monument to a piece of the city's social and economic history. It's a mosaic in a constant state of transformation yet fundamentally unchanged.
Stores, businesses and houses around the Greek capital's main Syntagma square and Athens' Cathedral were left without electricity on Monday morning due to a breakdown at a public power utility's (PPC) substation.
Greece's power distribution agency DEDDIE said it was working to restore electricity which is expected at about 11:30 a.m.
Modern office lease contracts in Athens have seen rental hikes of up to 11 percent in the last 12 months as a result of the steadily high demand by corporations and mainly the considerable shortage in new developments, forcing businesses to seek spaces in the existing stock of commercial properties.